Wednesday, November 13, 2013

It's Christmas

Well, no, it's NOT Christmas quite yet -  and although I hate all the hoop-la in the stores pre-season - I do love making the Christmas cards with all the beautiful stamps I have!  Today I have two to share.

First up is a card made for the Cas-ology - Cue Word Triangle challenge. 
 I stamped the Nordic style poinsettia square 3 times, cut the squares in half and repositioned them as triangles.  Stamps are from Waltzingmouse - Nordic Winter set
My second Christmas card was made for the Merry Monday Challenge
and for my design I used the Seize the Sketch challenge
I used chocolate brown and pure poppy card stock.  I embossed the red panel with a herringbone EF.  The tree and hearts are from Nordic Winter and the sentiment is from Frame It - all by Waltzingmouse.
I added a Tiny Twinkle to the top of the tree.  The ornament is a Nestability.  And the twine is Cherry Red from Timeless Twine which I just received from Amy Tsuruta!

I had the happy good fortune to meet Amy as she traveled to Boston this past weekend.  We have been blogging friends for over 6 years but have never met - living on opposite coasts.  She contacted me when she knew she was traveling to Massachusetts and since I work in Boston - it was easily arranged to meet for lunch at Jacob Wirth!  

She is just as nice as her 'blogging' personality and we had a wonderful visit - like old friends we seemed to have plenty to talk about.  Here we are at a funky little shop on Beacon Hill called Black Ink. where we went after lunch - I'm the tall one!
 It was SO nice meeting you Amy!  I really  hope Kent and I can travel out to your neck of the woods some day!

Merry Christmas Card:
Stamps:  Nordic Winter - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Barn Door, Archival Jet Black
Accessories: foam dots, Dienamics Sentiment strip dies - MFT

It's Christmas Card:
Stamps:  Hearts and tree from Nordic Winter, It's Christmas from Frame It - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  white, pure poppy, dark chocolate - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Barn Door, Archival Coffee
Accessories:  Herringbone embossing folder - Provo Craft, 2011 Heirloom ornaments - Nestabilities, Cherry Red Twine - Timeless Twine, tiny twinkles - Taylored Expressions.

38 comments:

Annette Allen said...

wow wee these are GORGEOUS...

Renee said...

Fabulously CAS, Julia!
Colors...
layouts...
love them! :)
And isn't it so nice to get to meet crafty friends...
looks like you had a wonderful time!

Beverley said...

WOW! Love your cards, it was the CASology card that brought me to your blog. CAS perfection :) Hugs Bev x

Rosemary said...

love your CASology card! fabulous take on the cue word... thanks so much for playing along this week!

Stacey Schafer said...

What gorgeous holiday cards, Julia! Love the clean style with perfect details:) Thanks so much for playing along at Seize the Sketch!

*Vicki* said...

Such brilliant designs Julia!! Love your take on the triangle! ;) HUGS

~amy~ said...

Julia, I super loved meeting up with you and thank you for getting me to the right subway, pretty sure I would have gotten lost!

What awesome cards...super clever with the triangles and I love how STS inspired your 2nd card...awesome colors! The twine looks fab:)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Loving these fabulous CAS designs.

Happy Dance said...

Both cards are lovely. Love the cross-stitch effect. Sweet use of your triangles, and darn clever too! Very cool to meet bloggy friends in real life; I was blessed to meet Ardyth last month! Have a great week. Bev

Deborah Frings said...

I love your take on the triangle theme - very nice! And the Christmas bauble is so sweet with lots of fab texture. Looks like you had a great time with Amy too!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How BEAUTIFUL these are! GORGEOUS cards!

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are lovely. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Julia! I love the Nordic theme! Great photos of you and Amy! Looks like you had a great time :)

Melissa said...

Both of your cards have such a cozy feel to them! I love how you created the triangles for you CASology card...so very creative! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at CASology this week!

Meghan said...

How much fun was it to meet a blog friend?! Love your triangles! Fresh and totally perfect! So glad you joined us again at CASology!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Julia. Two fabulous Christmas cards!!!

LOVE the one with the ornament ... the tree is so sweet with the little bling on top. Great design and I love your nordic stamps!

So fun to meet a blogging friend after all those years! Looks like you had a great time! Loll xx

Bonnie said...

Both of these cards are beautiful Julia! I love the Nordic triangles and diamonds and your little tree in the ornament is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Kim S said...

Wonderfully creative triangles - a fabulous look!!

Kristie Goulet said...

That is so awesome that you got to meet Amy! It is so fun meeting blog friends in person. Love your cards!!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous cards...LOVE the herringbone with the little tree...just the sweetest! And how fun to meet Amy! Thanks for playing with the Merry Monday this week!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

very nice and TFS I need ideas for CAS..this is a challenge for me...
hugs bibiana

Karren said...

Lovely cards, Julia. I love all the texture and patterns on your ornament card. So much interest! Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

dj said...

two great holiday cards...beautifully put together!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What fun to meet a stamper from the other coast! Your cards are wonderful.....especially the one with the herringbone bg!! Hugs!

núria claverol i català said...

great cards ;)

Marybeth said...

Always fun to meet our blog friends in person.
I could make Christmas cards everyday.
Love the way you used the triangles on this CAS card.
Your second card is beautiful too!

mypapercraftworld said...

Love these nordic triangles, Julia, such a wonderful, festive card! Anita :)

Sue said...

Two beautiful cards, Julia! Love your layout and how you used the stamps on the first one.

Tracey McNeely said...

Julia both of your cards are so fantastic. I love how you made your triangles and such a pretty card. To me WM = Christmas! Thank you so much for joining us this week at CASology!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wonderful cards, Julia! The triangle card is so winter-sweater-like, I love it! And I'm jealous you got to hang out with Amy ... thanks for posting a photo!!

Sue from Oregon said...

You are rockin' these CAS cards...they are so hard to do and you nail them! Lovely!

Lesley Croghan said...

What lovely cards, Julia. I especially love the embossed "sweater" background on the MM card! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Brilliant use of triangles on your CASology card, Julia! Congratulations of the HM honor!! Hugs, Darnell

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats to you on your HM at CASology! LOVE your cards!!!

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